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Scholars learn an approach to research that is fostered by the program’s collaborative culture, which encourages skepticism, creativity, critical thinking, and early stakeholder engagement to assure relevance of research.

Scholars are expected to conduct two to three research projects during their fellowship, yielding at least two manuscripts. This work provides Scholars with the opportunity to develop important research questions, frame hypotheses, collect and analyze data, interpret evidence, and communicate results through oral presentations and written papers.

In the second year of fellowship, Scholars have the opportunity to select one of four research tracks, based upon their interests and learning objectives.

Research in Progress

Below are some examples of current Scholar research in progress:

  • The Interplay of Conflict and Cooperation in Intra-Hospital Care Transitions: How Senders and Receivers Navigate a Complex System
  • The Association of Stigma Due to Criminal-Justice Involvement and Health: A systematic Review
  • HHS Policy: Burden Reduction - The Experience of Burden Reduction Efforts within CMS and the Creation of a Metric
  • The Contribution of Serious Mental Illness to Unplanned Medical/Surgical Re-admissions
  • Factors Associated with End-of-Life Care Quality Among Veterans with Heart Failure within the Veterans Health Administration
  • Integrating Care for Opioid Use Disorder with Care for HIV: A Community-Engaged, Qualitative Study